July 8, 2019 Minutes

July 12, 2019

Selectboard Minutes
Regular Meeting of July 8, 2019
South Hero Town Hall, Monday 7:00 PM

Board Members Present: Jonathan Shaw, Skip Brown (also Board Secretary), Anne Zolotas,
Board Members Not Present: Sharon Roy, Jonathan Shaw
Others Present: Janet Yates, Town Clerk. Also see sign in sheet.

1. Called to Order:
-The meeting was called to order by Acting Chairman David Carter at 7:00 pm. The Board sends best wishes to Sharon Roy, who is in the hospital.

2. Adjustment to Agenda:
– Add: Discuss Library closing to New Business

3. Minutes:
-Anne Zolotas made a motion to accept the minutes of the meeting of June 24, 2019 as written. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

4. Public input:
A. Thanks to Tim Maxham for cleaning winter sand off of the sidewalks along Route 2.

5. New Business:
A. There has been an issue with emergency personnel not getting access to Town owned buildings. Anne Zolotas made a motion that Town Officials and Emergency Personnel shall have access to all Town owned buildings. This includes keys and/or electronic means of access. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. Anne Zolotas made a motion to allow Jonathan Shaw to attend and to sign all necessary documents for the real estate closing of the new Worthen Library. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
Note: The closing is currently scheduled for July 15.

6. Administrative Assistant Report:
A. none submitted

7. Old and Ongoing Business:
A. The latest draft of the Sign Ordinance was discussed. Anne Zolotas made a motion to adopt the sign ordinance as presented. Note, that it has been posted on the Town website for several weeks and there was no public comment. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. Anne Zolotas made a motion to accept the proposal from VHB+The Johnson Company to test water wells and surface water for PFAS within a 1 mile radius of the old landfill. The estimate for this proposal is $10,000.00 with the actual testing fee to be billed separately at a cost of $330.00/test. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

8. Announcements and Communications:
A. See other business

9. Other Business:
A. Anne Zolotas made a motion to sign orders 20-01 and to pay the bills associated with the orders. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.
B. To date, 330 resident stickers and 31 non-resident stickers for Whites Beach have been sold.
C. The Grand Isle Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has received a grant for public education of the pest. An informational meeting will be held in each Town of the County. More info on a date for the South Hero meeting will be discussed at a future meeting.

10. Adjournment:
-Skip Brown made a motion to adjourn 7:40pm. The motion was seconded, all in attendance so voted and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,                                       Approved by,

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Graham Brown                                                       David Carter, Acting Chairman

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